Lecture Program

A key element of the Aachen Body Engineering Day is the lecture program with highlights of the year from the car body industry. Experts in vehicle construction, development and industry presented the latest facts and trends to the participants. Take a look at last years program below. The lecture program of this year's event will be published in May.

Program 2022

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Sep 2022

1 Welcome and Introduction Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Urban
Vice Director
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika), RWTH Aachen University
09:00 am
2keynote BMW iVision Circular Kai Langer

BMW Group
09:30 am

3keynote Mega Castings in Automotive Body Structures 

Dr. Mikael Fermér


10:00 am

4 The Volkswagen ID Buzz and its Body in White

Jörg Wendekamm
Volkswagen AG

Kai Hoffmeyer
Volkswagen Osnabrück

10:30 am
  Coffee break 11:10 am
5 The Opel Vivaro-e Hydrogen: Ready for the Hydrogen
Dr. Johannes Siegmann
Opel Automobile GmbH
11:40 am
6 The All New BMW 7 – Automotive Luxury and
Innovations for the Digital Era
Daniel Rastätter
BMW Group
12:20 am
   Lunch break   01:00 pm
7 Vehicle Damage Diagnosis  Dr. Dennis Böhmländer
Audi AG
02:00 pm
8 Failure Predictions in Sheet and Cast Metallic
Structural Metals
Dr. Richard Burrows
NIO Performance Engineering
02:40 pm
  Coffee break   03:20 pm
9 Body Panels Quick and Cheap in Shape

Dr. Till Pfeifer
Beauvary GmbH

03:50 pm
10 Advanced Composites – A Sustainable Solution for Lightweight Vehicle Components

Dr. Kristian Seidel
Teijin Automotive Technologies Wuppertal GmbH

04:30 pm

  Evening Event and Networking  

07:30 pm


Sep 2022

Moderation: Prof. Mark White and Dr. Thomas Rudlaff 
11 One-piece Aluminium Body Side Outer Forming Study

Dr. Dominique Daniel

Alexander Gaida

09:00 am
12 Joining Strategies for Aluminium Body Design

Dr. Paul Briskham
Atlas Copco

Sylvain Beucher
ARO Welding Technologies

Sabine Wenig
Sika Automotive

09:35 am

13 Advances in Aluminium Alloys for Structural Castings & Recycling

Randy Beals
Magna International

Eric de Nijs
Magna International

10:10 am
14 LCA & Value-in-Use Study on the Aluminium Top Hat

Dr. Thorolf Schulte

10:40 am
  Coffee break   11:20 am
15 Battery Housings - Challenges in Design and Production
Udo Kreutzarek
11:50 am
16 Innovative Concepts for Battery Box Engineering
Mario Padovani
Baosteel Tailored Blanks S.r.l.
12:30 pm
  Lunch break   01:10 pm
17 Steel E-Motive: Development of the Body Structure for a New Autonomous Mobility as a Service Vehicle

Neil McGregor

02:10 pm
18 Steel Lightweight Body-in-White for Integrated Battery Modules Clemens Latuske, Dr. Jürgen Schramm
thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
02:50 pm
19 Cost-Effective Body-in-White Production with Large Die-Casting Cells Martin Lagler
Bühler AG
03:30 pm
  Summary 04:10 pm